Brisbane: Learning about Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue

Learning about Ecumenical and Interfaith DialogueEvangelisation Brisbane will present a session on the how and why of ecumenical and interfaith dialogue on Saturday 13 July from 9:30am. This session will be held in the Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre, Charlotte St, Brisbane. This is free, and registration is preferred.

The term ‘Interfaith Dialogue‘ refers to the positive and cooperative interaction between people of different religions, faiths or spiritual beliefs, with the aim of promoting understanding between different religions to increase acceptance and tolerance.

Ecumenism, from the Greek word “oikoumene,” meaning “the whole inhabited world,” is the promotion of cooperation and unity among Christians. The Church engages in ecumenical dialogue because of the belief that a divided Christianity is a scandal to the world and an impediment to the proclamation of the Gospel (cf. John 17:21; Ut Unum Sint 6).

“The credibility of the Christian message would be much greater if Christians could overcome their divisions … We must never forget that we are pilgrims journeying alongside one another.” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium #244, 2013)

“Interreligious dialogue is a necessary condition for peace in the world, and so it is a duty for Christians as well as other religious communities.” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium #250, 2013)

  • How do these words of Pope Francis relate to you as a Catholic in 2024?
  • Do you provide religious instruction in State Schools? Do you work or visit aged care facilities or hospitals where residents come from a range of faith backgrounds?
  • Do you teach Study of Religion in Years 11 and 12? Are you a teacher or educational leader in a Catholic or other faith -based school?
  • Do you have a family member, friend or work colleague who belongs to another Christian Church or Faith community?
  • Are you just interested in learning more about the Catholic Church’s position on relations with other Christians and people of other faiths and want to know what is happening in Queensland?

You are invited to a free presentation on Saturday 13 July from 9:30am to 12 noon in the Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre, 196 Charlotte Street, Brisbane. This presentation will be live-streamed for people across Queensland who are unable to attend in person.

You may like to organise a group of friends or parishioners to do this together.

Certificates of attendance can be provided for anyone who may need them as proof of professional development participation.

For further information, please contact Margaret Naylon (Brisbane Archdiocese) at or 0408 123 364.

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Learning about Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue in Brisbane


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